Driveshaft Defect Prompts Recall of 50,000 Honda Civics From 2012

Honda recently informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it would recall about 50,000 of its 2012 Civics because the vehicles might suddenly lose power.

In a report filed early Wednesday on the safety agency’s Web site, the automaker said the driver’s side driveshaft could become loose while the vehicle was in motion. This could cause a loss of propulsion or, for a model fitted with an automatic transmission, cause a roll-away even when the gear selector was in Park.

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